RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – February 8 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, February 8, 2016, through Tuesday, February 16, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for February:

You can now listen to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on one of three radio stations. Catch it on AM-940, FM 104.5 or (if you’re really cool) on FM 103.3 HD2…each station at 5:05pm. If you miss the broadcast news you can always catch the business interviews on the Podcast Page: 

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15PM for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events*, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at:

Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and Marketing Tips and @AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education and networking events.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TUESDAY WEEKLY: Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info: or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group:

MONTHLY: February Social Media Club of Des Moines:
6-8pm at 515 Brewing Company, 7700 University Ave, Clive. “Touchdown! How Brands Can Score Big During the Super Bowl with Social Media: Sponsored by 515 Brewing.” Football season may be coming to an end, but brands need to continue engaging with their audiences year round. This Super Bowl, which commercials were best in show? And, how can companies that can’t afford the pricey commercials still engage with consumers on social media during the big game?

We’ll talk to some of the top advertising, digital, and marketing professionals around Des Moines to hear their thoughts on how brands can win during the Super Bowl. Panelists include:
– Josh Fleming – Brand Counselor, Meyocks
– Angela Ten Clay – Communication Manager, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
– Sara Mulholland – Digital Media Coordinator, Mercy Hospital

Tickets are $15 and include food and your first drink covered by SMCDSM. Register today. Twitter @SocialMediaDSM   Hashtag #SMCDSMsmcdsm_feb2016event







MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa Tech Brew: 4-7 pm  **SPECIAL THIS MONTH: Come meet up with your state legislators at this very special edition of TechBrew!  The usual informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer… will take on a new flavor in the month of February, as legislators are invited in addition to the technology community. This is your chance to be heard as well as learn about what the Iowa legislature has in store for technology in 2016. Please note that the time is an hour earlier than the typical TechBrew. Beer and networking will begin promptly at 4 pm!   RSVP and Information for FREE event:  Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

millioncupspanelWEDNESDAY WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. **THIS WEEK SPECIAL: We’re excited to host 10+ panelists to discuss entrepreneurship and innovation. We expect a full house and hope you’ll join us! Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

SPECIAL CHAMBER EVENT: Downtown Chamber Restaraunt Series:  12noon-1:00pm, at Proof, 1301 Locust St, Des Moines. WARNING: This is not your typical Chamber Luncheon. We will be focusing on downtown restaurants and the local food initiatives each brings to our downtown culinary culture. Hear from the owners and chefs what makes them unique and on the cutting edge of Culinary Tourism. Each luncheon will be a 2-3 course meal with a presentation about the food presented. Spots are limited. This month we will be featuring Proof.  Register Here:  Registration is required.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

THURSDAY WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G.) 12-1pm Networking and education at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. Followed by FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM.  Twitter @JadeHandy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen!   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

QUARTERLY NETWORKING: LinkedIn Social: 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the R&R Summit Building (1245 Jordan Creek Pkwy Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266) *R&R is graciously hosting light appetizers and beverages (both alchoholic & non).

Back again by popular demand, and you’re invited!  Rachael Harms, Angela Ten Clay, Danny Beyer and Mike Banasiak are hosting the next Des Moines area LinkedIn Social presented by DMACC West Campus.

Start 2016 off right and get to know your social connections more while adding new people to your professional network.  No sales pitches, no big presentations.  Just a fun evening of connecting!

Please pass this invitation on to your friends, coworkers, and LinkedIn Connections.  Also, be sure REGISTER at


Monday, February 22, 2016

BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: Feb 22th- “Engage Your Audience (the importance of responding and how to do it)” 11:30 AM -12 Noon for guests to network with other small business owners and have lunch. Class will be 12 – 1 PM at 400 Locust, Ste 160 Des Moines. The Iowa Small Business Development Center (Twitter @IowaSBDC) is pleased to have teamed with Justin Wise (Twitter @JustinWise), Think Digital, to present a series of Social Media Classes for small businesses. Learn more about the whole series:

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